Local Services

There is a wide range of services available in Lothian for people affected by their own or someone else's alcohol or drug use. These include counselling, emotional/practical support, community and in-patient detox, community rehabilitation​, relapse prevention and therapeutic interventions such as cognitive behaviour therapy and anxiety management. 

Each Alcohol & Drug Partnership has their own directory which includes services provided by the NHS, council and voluntary sector.



The Recovery Hubs are one - stop shops which offer a full range of drug and alcohol treatment and support services. Each is run by a team made up of staff from voluntary sector, NHS and Social Work seeing people from a different area of the city.

The easiest way for most people to start to get support from their local Recovery Hub Team is to come to a Drop-in session. At the Drop-in, the worker will listen, give advice and options, agree a plan and organise the first step of the plan.

All Drop-ins operate a "no wrong door" approach so people can come to any of them regardless of where they live in the city. People who cannot come to a drop-in for any reason, or who want more information should contact the hub by phone.Hub services are confidential and the teams will only share information where they are very concerned that a vulnerable person is being harmed. They offer a choice of male or female workers wherever possible. Just turn up at the stated opening times - no appointment required.

From June 2017 EDINBURGH RECOVERY HUBS will operate at the following locations. 

Click on the file below to view a map and opening times across the city.

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West Lothian Breakaway Recovery Clinics - just turn up at the stated opening times, no appointment needed.

Monday 9.30am - 11.30am, Bathgate Primary Care centre, Whitburn Road, Bathgate

Tuesday 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Strathbrock Partnership Centre, Broxburn

Tuesday 2pm - 4pm, Linlithgow Health Centre, High street, Linlithgow

Wednesday 1pm - 3pm, Howden Health Centre, Howden, Livingston

Thursday 5.30pm - 7.30pm, OPD5, St Johns Hospital, Howden, Livingston

Friday 9.30am - 11.30am, Whitburn Health Centre, Weavers Lane, Whitburn.


Midlothian & East Lothian Gateway to Recovery Clinics - just turn up at the stated opening times, no appointment needed.

Monday 10am - 1pm, Roodlands Hospital, Outpatients Dept, Hospital Road, Haddington.

Tuesday 11am - 4pm, Midlothian Substance Misuse Service, Glenesk Centre, 1/5 Duke Street, Dalkeith

Thursday 11am - 4pm, East Lothian Substance Misuse Service, The Esk Centre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm, Eastfield Health Centre, Loganlea Centre, Eastfiled Farm Road, Penicuik.

VOCAL Family Support Addictions Weekly Surgeries. Providing support for family members and friends affected by someone else's addiction. Appointments available at your local Recovery Hub. To make an appointment please contact your local Recovery Hub directly or get in touch with the VOCAL FAmily Support Addictions Team: Tel 0131 622 6262 or email fsa@vocal.org.uk

Last Reviewed: 31/10/2017